City of Avenal, California; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions, 76017-76018 [2012-30910]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–606: Notification of Request for Federal Authorization and Requests for Further Information. OMB Control No.:1902–0241. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–606 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The FERC–606 information collection requires agencies (Federal agency or officer, or State agency or officer acting pursuant to delegated Federal authority, responsible for a Federal authorization) responsible for issuing, conditioning, or denying requests for Federal authorizations for a proposed natural gas project to report regarding the status of an authorization request. This reporting requirement is intended to allow agencies to assist the Commission to make better informed decisions in establishing due dates for agencies’ decisions. The Commission authorizes the construction and operation of proposed natural gas projects under NGA sections 3 and 7. However, the Commission does not have jurisdiction over every aspect of each natural gas project. For a natural gas project to progress the Commission must approve and several different 76017 agencies must typically reach favorable findings regarding other aspects of the project. To coordinate better the activities of the separate agencies with varying responsibilities over proposed natural gas projects, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) modified FERC’s role. Section 313 of EPAct 2005 1 directs FERC: (1) to establish a schedule for agencies to review requests for federal authorizations required for a project. Estimate of Annual Burden:2The Commission estimates the total Public Reporting Burden for this information collection as: FERC–606 (IC13–6–000): NOTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR FEDERAL AUTHORIZATION AND REQUESTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total Number of responses Average Burden hours per response Estimated total annual burden (A) 1 (B) 1 (A)x(B)=(C) 1 (D) 4 (C)x(D) 4 Natural Gas Pipelines .......................................................... The total estimated annual cost burden to respondents is $276.03 [4 hours ÷ 2080 hours/year 3 * $143,540/ year 4 = $276.04] Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: December 19, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–30998 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Amended 15 USC 717n (Section 15). Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or 2 The VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption. b. Project No.: 14463–000. c. Date filed: October 22, 2012. d. Applicant: City of Avenal. e. Name of Project: Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed Tank 4 InConduit Hydroelectric Project would be located along the conduit that delivers drinking water to the City of Avenal in Kings County, California. The land on which all the project structures are located is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Rick Cunningham, Utilities Supervisor, City of Avenal, 919 Skyline Boulevard, Avenal, CA 93204, rcunningham@cityofavenal.com, (559) 386–5766. i. FERC Contact: Linda Jemison, (202) 502–6363, linda.jemison@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 2080 hours = 52 weeks * 40 hours per week (i.e. 1 year of full-time employment). 4 Average salary plus benefits per full-time equivalent employee. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14463–000] City of Avenal, California; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with 76018 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. l. Description of Project: The Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project would replace the City of Avenal’s water storage Tank 4 with an in-conduit turbine system which would deliver energy while controlling the pressure of treated water entering the City’s drink water distribution system. The intake for the water is located adjacent to the San Luis Canal. The water is treated near the intake and is conveyed approximately 6 miles to the project site. The hydroelectric system will capture some of the energy of the gravitational flow within the drinking water system to generate electricity. m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, here P– 14463, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h above. n. Development Application—Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. o. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a competing development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 p. Protests or Motions To Intervene— Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. q. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST,’’ ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS’’; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. r. Waiver of Pre-filing Consultation: On June 5, 2012, the applicant informed agencies, affected Indian Tribes, and adjacent property owners of its request to waive the Commission’s consultation requirements under 18 CFR 4.38(c). Only the National Marine Fisheries Service representative responded, by telephone call on July 6, 2012), PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 explaining that ‘‘the NMFS would not respond in writing and had no comments on this Project at that time.’’ No other comments were received. Therefore, the Commission intends to accept the consultation that has occurred on this project during the prefiling period and to waive pre-filing consultation under section 4.38(c), which requires, among other things, conducting studies requested by resource agencies, and distributing and consulting on a draft exemption application. Dated: December 18, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–30910 Filed 12–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13346–003] Free Flow Power Corporation; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Correction Editorial Note: Notice document 2012– 30397, originally scheduled to appear in the issue of Tuesday, December 18, 2012, was omitted from publication. The document was placed on public inspection on Monday, December 17, 2012 and will publish in its entirety as set forth below. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original Major License. b. Project No.: P–13346–003. c. Date filed: December 3, 2012. d. Applicant: Free Flow Power Corporation (Free Flow Power), on behalf of its subsidiary Paynebridge, LLC. e. Name of Project: Williams Dam Water Power Project. f. Location: At the existing Williams Dam owned by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on the East Fork White River in Lawrence County, Indiana. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contacts: Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283–2822. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14463-000]


City of Avenal, California; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, 
Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption.
    b. Project No.: 14463-000.
    c. Date filed: October 22, 2012.
    d. Applicant: City of Avenal.
    e. Name of Project: Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project 
would be located along the conduit that delivers drinking water to the 
City of Avenal in Kings County, California. The land on which all the 
project structures are located is owned by the applicant.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Rick Cunningham, Utilities Supervisor, 
City of Avenal, 919 Skyline Boulevard, Avenal, CA 93204, 
rcunningham@cityofavenal.com, (559) 386-5766.
    i. FERC Contact: Linda Jemison, (202) 502-6363, 
linda.jemison@ferc.gov.
    j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for 
environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting 
comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and 
prescriptions.
    k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size 
of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation 
letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 
18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened 
to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments 
filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian 
tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from 
the issuance date of this notice.
    Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically 
via the Internet in lieu of paper; see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and 
the instructions on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic 
filings.

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    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person in the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the 
Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the 
responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve 
a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    l. Description of Project: The Tank 4 In-Conduit Hydroelectric 
Project would replace the City of Avenal's water storage Tank 4 with an 
in-conduit turbine system which would deliver energy while controlling 
the pressure of treated water entering the City's drink water 
distribution system. The intake for the water is located adjacent to 
the San Luis Canal. The water is treated near the intake and is 
conveyed approximately 6 miles to the project site. The hydroelectric 
system will capture some of the energy of the gravitational flow within 
the drinking water system to generate electricity.
    m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at 
http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number, here P-14463, in the docket number field 
to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 
or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A 
copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in 
item h above.
    n. Development Application--Any qualified applicant desiring to 
file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a 
competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such 
an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an 
interested person to file the competing development application no 
later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the 
particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not 
be accepted in response to this notice.
    o. Notice of Intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact 
name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective 
applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to 
submit a competing development application. A notice of intent must be 
served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.
    p. Protests or Motions To Intervene--Anyone may submit a protest or 
a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In 
determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will 
consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to 
intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party 
to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be 
received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular 
application.
    q. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST,'' ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMMENTS,'' 
``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', or 
``PRESCRIPTIONS''; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the 
applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing 
responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the 
person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth 
their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 
18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly 
from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing 
the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An 
additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower 
Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any 
protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative 
of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all 
other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by 
proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by 
the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) 
and 385.2010.
    r. Waiver of Pre-filing Consultation: On June 5, 2012, the 
applicant informed agencies, affected Indian Tribes, and adjacent 
property owners of its request to waive the Commission's consultation 
requirements under 18 CFR 4.38(c). Only the National Marine Fisheries 
Service representative responded, by telephone call on July 6, 2012), 
explaining that ``the NMFS would not respond in writing and had no 
comments on this Project at that time.'' No other comments were 
received. Therefore, the Commission intends to accept the consultation 
that has occurred on this project during the pre-filing period and to 
waive pre-filing consultation under section 4.38(c), which requires, 
among other things, conducting studies requested by resource agencies, 
and distributing and consulting on a draft exemption application.

    Dated: December 18, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-30910 Filed 12-21-12; 8:45 am]
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